Matt de La Pena
Matt de la Peña is the author of numerous books for teens, including Ball Don't Lie, Mexican White Boy, We Were Here, and I Will Save You, all of which were named ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. His first picture book, A Nation's Hope, made several Best of 2011 lists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Visit www.mattdelapena.com.